G8 and Semann and Slattery to partner in developing new teaching framework and PD program
G8 Education has announced an extensive collaboration with Semann and Slattery that will see a new Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) pedagogy framework and supporting ECT professional development program launched in 2019.
Anthony Semann, co-director of Semann and Slattery noted “Understanding the critical role teachers play in the development and roll out of curriculum and educational programs is core to the quality delivered by G8 Education.”
The new program is designed to take ECT’s on an educational journey that will ultimately lead to exceptional educational outcomes for children and comes six weeks after an announcement that G8 will commit to paying above award rates to ECT’s.
Mr Semann went on to note that “Our work with G8 Education heralds a new and innovative approach through the development of a teaching framework as well as tailored professional development to support this.”
It also builds on an educational leader focussed professional development program Semann and Slattery built and delivered for G8 in 2016.
Semann and Slattery are an early education and care consultancy focusing on professional development program formulation and delivery. It also provides general consultancy and research services, coaching and mentoring programs, and team assessment plans.
This initiative is part of G8’s broader push to drive quality improvement across it’s centre network as announced in its Strategy update on 15 November, and follows the announcement in November that leading early childhood education consultant and staunch activist for every child’s right to quality care and education, Jennifer Ribarovski, will be working with G8 on a workshop program focused on bringing the National Quality Framework to life.
G8 CEO Gary Carroll said the organisation would continue a trajectory of enhancing the early learning experience for all, and that partnering with the very best practitioners in the sector speaks volumes about G8’s passion to ensure their teams genuinely understand how integral their roles are in the lives of our children and families”.